Beginning in 1980 with one staff member and 300 volunteers, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival has grown and matured into one of the leading folk festivals in the world. Now boasting a volunteer force of over 2,000, the festival is a not-for-profit society dedicated to bringing in the best of folk music from around the world.
The quality of the music and the depth of the performer lineup is the single greatest ingredient in the festival's success. Terry Wickham, the event's producer, selects artists within a broad musical mandate. His vision is to continue to improve as a world-class folk music festival. At the same time, the volunteers and staff work very hard to raise money through fund raising activities and through soliciting corporate sponsorships to keep ticket prices accessible for ordinary families.
A lot of great performers are lined up each year. Past festivals have included: Van Morrison, k.d. lang, The Head and the Heart, Of Monsters and Men, Ricky Skaggs, Feist, and Loreena McKennitt, Lord Huron, The War on Drugs, and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats among many more.
This year's lineup is yet to be released but there's bound to be some great acts coming your way this August in Edmonton.
For the full festival lineup head over to the Edmonton Folk Festival Website.
Tickets will go on sale: date TBD
Get full ticket information here.
More Information is available on the Official Festival Website